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Keitt Exporters Limited Officer Jobs in Kenya


Keitt Exporters Limited is one of the leading growers and exporters of Fresh fruits and fresh vegetables in Kenya.
 
Through a Project partnership with USAID – Kenya Horticulture competitiveness project (KHCP), Keitt Exporters Ltd is working with small holder farmers on a project aimed at enhancing competitiveness in the Kenyan Horticulture industry
 
Keitt Exporters ltd is seeking experienced, dynamic, motivated individuals to work on the development and implementation of the project

Agronomists 

2 positions
 
Reporting to the Project Coordinator the successful candidate will be based at either Kitui or Machakos or Tharaka nithi counties in Kenya

Responsibilities
  • Regular farm visits for farm wide crop review and after field visit recommendations
  • Recommendations on allocation of cropping programs, Pesticide listings, Fertilizer recommendations, seed review and recommendations, Soil analysis, Technical liaison with key stakeholders on farming issues
  • Carrying out research & development of new varieties, new pesticides, new crops, new innovations.
  • Integrated Pest Management training and implementation
  • Strategy & methodology Production to meet specific market outlets
  • Training of Pesticide operatives, scouting, new knowledge & irrigation management  and household nutrition
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree or Diploma in Agriculture/Horticulture or related courses.
  • A minimum of three years hand on experience in managing out-grower schemes or a horticultural farm in a private sector setting
  • Must possess a valid motor cycle riding license with 2 years’ experience
  • Possess general knowledgeable in Global GAP and other food safety standards
  • Experience working in the export horticulture industry will be an added advantage.
M&E Officer
 
Reporting to the Project Coordinator the successful candidate will be based at Keitt offices in Nairobi.
 
Key responsibilities
  • Implement monitoring and evaluation systems and framework
  • Design and implement research studies and evaluations
  • Organize formal training programs and ensure systems are in place and running.
  • Provide on-site participatory M&E training for farmers
  • Facilitate out grower schemes and operations while enhancing accountability systems
  • Assist in report preparations and provide document support to technical advisers
Qualifications, experience and skills
  • Bachelors degree or Diploma in Agriculture/Horticulture or related courses
  • At least 2 years hands on experience in social science research, monitoring & evaluation.
  • Demonstrated skills in at least two recognized statistical packages e.g. SPSS, Epi-Info, Excel and Access.
  • Documentation skills and record keeping
  • Good working experience in community participation and developmentmust possess a valid motor cycle riding license with 2 years’ experience
  • Possess general knowledge in Global Gap and other horticulture standards
Interested candidates to submit application, copies of relevant certificates and testimonials, detailed and updated curriculum vitae indicating current and expected salary, and contacts of three professional referees to reach the address below on or before 28th February 2013
 
Email: info@keitt.co.ke

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